Aufgabe No. 11

Edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, erica kaufman, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Nathanaël, Christian Nagler


Litmus Press
Original Language(s)
Additional Credits
Cover art by Yasmina Khan
Design by HR Hegnauer
Edition, Year
First Edition, 2012
Paperback, Web-Ready PDF
Digital, In Print

Aufgabe is an annual journal of new American poetry, essays, notes, reviews, talks and poetry in translation. Aufgabe No. 11 features Salvadoran poetry guest edited by Christian Nagler, and translated from the Spanish by Emily Abendroth, Karen Lepri, Christian Nagler, Jocelyn Saidenberg, and Brian Whitener. Salvadoran poetry by Christian Nagler, Krisma Mancía, Miguel Huezo-Mixco, Luis Alvarenga, Teresa Andrade, Otoniel Guevara, Rafael Menjivar Ochoa, Claudia Hérodier, and Roque Dalton.

This issue also includes poetry by Simone White, Frank Sherlock, Debrah Morkun, Ana Božičević, Sean Labrador y Manzano, Catherine Imbriglio, Filip Marinovich, Dolores Dorantes (trans. Jen Hofer), calum gardner, Crow Jane, Omar Pimienta (trans. John Pluecker), Mary Burger, Eugene Ostashevsky, Hung Q. Tu, Dot Devota, Magus Magnus, Natalie Knight, Timothy Shea, Ray Ragosta, Mathieu Bergeron (trans. Nathanaël), Rachel Moritz, Garrett Caples, Adam Katz, Noah Eli Gordon (Drawings by Sommer Browning), Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Travis Cebula, Paula Koneazny, Vincent Katz, Amy Catanzano, Carley Moore, Sarah Riggs, Carla Faesler (trans. Karen Lepri), Rodney Koeneke, Juan Carlos Flores (trans. Kristin Dykstra), j/j hastain, and Hugo García Manríquez. Essays, notes, reviews by: Ammiel Alcalay, Wayne Koestenbaum, Carley Moore, Ariel Goldberg, Steve Light, Noah Eli Gordon on Elizabeth Willis & Peter Gizzi, Marcus Civin on Yvonne Rainer, j/j hastain on Kate Schapira, and Laynie Browne on Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Artwork by Yasmina Khan.

E. Tracy Grinnell
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Hell Figures (Nightboat Books, 2016), portrait of a lesser subject (Elis Press, 2015), Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series ... Read More
erica kaufman
erica kaufman is the author of POST CLASSIC (Roof Books, 2019), INSTANT CLASSIC (Roof Books, 2013) and censory impulse (Factory School, 2009). she is also the ... Read More
Nathanaël is the author of more than thirty books written in English or in French, and published in the United States, Québec and France. Notable works include Hatred of Translation (2019), D’un geste décidé (2018), L’heure limicole (2016), and ... Read More
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Julian Talamantez Brolaski the author of Of Mongrelitude (Wave Books 2017), Advice for Lovers (City Lights 2012), and gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011).  Julian was the coediter, with E. Tracy Grinnell and erica kaufman, of NO GENDER: Reflections on ... Read More
Christian Nagler
Christian Nagler is a performer, writer and translator. He has performed with Anna Halprin, Isak Immanuel, Yuko Kaseki and Open Experiments Ensemble. His work has recently been presented at the Berkeley Art Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, ... Read More

I’m impressed that a journal would so heavily and regularly be involved with translation, interested in engaging with other poetries, poetics and cultures, and in seeing the differences of subject matter, cadence and the line.

— Rob McLennan, Rob McLennan’s Blog


Praise for Aufgabe No. 11

Aufgabe prefers density and experimentation over clarity and has a high tolerance for the unconventional. If you’re looking for the avant-garde, poetry without “suburban epiphanies”—as I once heard a panelist say dismissively about certain types of poetry at a conference—this may be for you.

Sherra Wong, New Pages

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